General Information

In St. John’s Hospital our physiotherapists aim to restore wellbeing to patients presenting with injury, pain, dysfunction or disability. Chartered Physiotherapists use mainly physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing, taking account of variations in health status.

Using knowledge from our scientific background of human anatomy and physiology, Chartered Physiotherapists can help to assess, diagnose and treat conditions and illnesses that affect people in all ages and social groups, assist in injury prevention and promote healthier lifestyles for all.

The Department of Physiotherapy provides both an inpatient and outpatient service to patients referred by their consultant teams.

Inpatient physiotherapy is delivered to both surgical and medical patients as required.

Outpatient physiotherapy is delivered to patients referred to the following areas of care; Musculoskeletal, Respiratory (including Pulmonary Rehabilitation), Pain Management, Falls Management and Women’s Health.

Location of the Physiotherapy Department

The Physiotherapy Department is located adjacent to the Local Injury Unit.

Referral for Physiotherapy

Out-Patient Physiotherapy is available only to patients with referrals from St. John’s Hospital doctors. Patients who are referred by our doctors to other hospitals for specialist consultations are also accepted back to St. John’s Hospital for physiotherapy. Referrals from GPs are not accepted; these referrals should be presented to the patient’s local Primary Care Team.

All patients requiring physiotherapy must have a referral letter/form from the referring doctor. Due to the demand for the physiotherapy service exceeding the capacity of this facility to provide it, a waiting list is in operation. Patients will be placed on this waiting list on receipt of the appropriate referral letter.

Charges for Services

There is no charge for physiotherapy services in this department regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

Contact Details

Physiotherapy Department on (061) 462118